What We Believe

We are a church of Christ following the New Testament example of a local church.

  • The Bible is our only rule of faith.
  • The Bible is the only authority that provides answers for everything we believe and practice.
  • We seek never to go beyond what the scriptures teach (1 Cor. 4:6, 2 John 9), therefore we are active in seeking to understand the will of God as it is revealed in the pages of the New Testament.  
  • Our goal and aim is to understand the will of Jesus and to follow it (Eph. 5:10,17).

Our assemblies are simple and patterned after the New Testament Church.

  • We sing (1 Cor. 14:26, Eph. 5:19, Col. 3:16)
  • We pray (1 Cor. 14:15, 2 Tim. 2:1)
  • We partake of the Lord’s Supper each first day of the week (1 Cor. 11:23-29, Acts 20:7).
  • We give individually as each person determines (2 Cor. 9:6-7, 1 Cor. 16:1-2).  We do not solicit gifts from those who are not members of this local church.
  • We teach and preach out of the Word of God (2 Tim. 2:2, 1 Cor. 14:26).

Contributions are used for the spiritual growth of this church.  We do not use money collected here for social programs or the support of any human institution.  We believe the church itself can do all the work God has given it to do – teach the Gospel, build up the members, and help needy Christians.  All other “good work” is the responsibility of individual members (Titus 2:11-14, James 1:27, Gal 6:9-10).

6 thoughts on “What We Believe

  1. Howard Horng

    Hello,

    Hope you are doing well. We are potentially considering moving to the area, so we would like some information about the congregation.

    – Can you tell me approximately how many members attend on Sunday morning and Sunday evening?
    – How many elders and deacons are in the congregation?
    – What are the bible classes age groups and sizes, particularly for kids?
    – Are there specific bible translations that the members prefer to use?

    Howard Horng

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    1. church web servant Post author

      We have about 50 people that attend on Sunday morning and about as much on Wednesday night Bible class.
      We do not currently have elders or deacons.
      We have Bible classes for preschool, K-4, 5-8 and high school. Class sizes vary from 1 in the 5-8 right now to 5 in the high school.
      There are no Bible translations that we have said need to be used. But many of our lessons and sermons are read from the New American Standard.

      I hope you have a good move.

      God bless,
      Don

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  2. mark fritzen

    Hi, in reviewing what you believe, it is in line with my beliefs. I have a question, please tell me why, in the view of your church, are we to be baptized?

    Thank you.

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    1. church web servant Post author

      In Mark 16:16 Jesus said “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.”
      Peter when making an allusion to the flood of Noah’s time said “baptism that now saves you also.” (1 Peter 3: 21)

      In both verses it seems that baptism is an important part of being saved. Baptism is an important step after hearing the word of God, believing that Jesus is the Son of God, repenting of our sins and confessing that Jesus is Lord. In the Bible it is often considered the ultimate step when becoming a Christian.

      See also how the Ethiopian eunuch rejoiced only after he was washed from his sin after baptism (Acts 8: 26-40).
      And notice that Paul told the church in Galatia that they put on Christ when they were baptized into Christ (Gal. 3: 27).

      There are many more verses pertaining to baptism and many more that show the saving nature of water as a symbol in scripture.

      I hope this helps.

      God bless!

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  3. megan garmon

    Hello, I’m interested in the study of God’s Word and want to learn more about God. Do you have any bible correspondence courses you could send to me by postal mail?

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